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Funding Opportunities

The grants listed are focused on food security initiatives regionally and provincially. This list is not comprehensive. For food security projects that focus on specific population groups, regions, or outcomes, additional funding opportunities may be available through other organizations of your local health authority.

Safeway Community Action Fund

Safeway funds community organizations directly reaching vulnerable Canadians and helping them access healthy and affordable food. Priorities primarily focus on building healthy communities by
supporting human health and nutrition, hunger prevention, people with disabilities and community based activities.

Safeway Community Action Fund

Funding during COVID-19 for community organizations directly reaching vulnerable Canadians and helping them access healthy and affordable food.

The Age-friendly Communities program assists communities in BC to support aging populations by developing and implementing policies and plans, undertaking projects that enable seniors to age in place, and facilitating the creation of age-friendly communities. Food security plans and projects eligible. Deadline: January 17, 2020

United Way

There are over 100 United Ways Centraides across the country. Each United Ways Centraide raises money and allocates funds locally to support its community.

Vancity Credit Union enviroFund

Vancity enviroFund grants support initiatives addressing local environmental issues in a positive, constructive and creative manner.

Vancouver Foundation Community Response Fund

Grants from the Community Response Fund (CRF) are intended to support qualified donees in BC whose staff, volunteers, programs, and operations have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in the following streams: 1) Health and Social Services – This stream of granting is intended for front-line health and social services charities 2) Arts, Culture, and Community Benefits – This stream of granting is intended for charities offering arts, culture, and other community programming and services that are not considered front-line health and social services.

Victoria Foundation

The Victoria Foundation grants in five key areas: Arts, Culture & Heritage, Community Services, Education, Environment, Health & Recreation.

Whole Kids Foundation

The School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a primary or secondary school, or a nonprofit working in partnership with a primary or secondary school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds.